Expanded and updated, The CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety, Fifth Edition provides information on planning and building a facility, developing an organization infrastructure, planning for emergencies and contingencies, choosing the correct equipment, developing operational plans, and meeting regulatory requirements. Still the essential reference tool, the New Edition helps you organize your safety efforts to adhere to the latest regulations and use the newest technology. Thoroughly revised, the CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety, Fifth Edition includes new OSHA laboratory safety standards, the 1994 NRC radiation safety standards, guidelines for X-ray use in hospitals, enforcement of standards for dealing with blood-borne pathogens, OSHA actions covering hazardous waste operations and emergency response, and the latest CDC guidelines for research with microbial hazards. Every word on every page has been scrutinized, and literally hundreds of changes have been made to bring the material up to date. See what's new in the New Edition New figures and tables illustrating the new material Internet references in addition to journal articles Changes in the Clean Air Act regarding incineration of hospital, medical, and infectious waste Obsolete articles removed and replaced - over one hundred pages of new material New information on respiratory protection guidelines
There is growing concern about the possible use of toxic industrial chemicals or other hazardous chemicals by those seeking to perpetrate acts of terrorism. The U.S. Chemical Security Engagement Program (CSP), funded by the U.S. Department of State and run by Sandia National Laboratories, seeks to develop and facilitate cooperative international activities that promote best practices in chemical security and safe management of toxic chemicals, including: Partnering with host governments, chemical professionals, and industry to assess and fill gaps in chemical security abroad. Providing technical expertise and training to improve best practices in security and safety among chemical professionals and industry. Increasing transparency and accountability for dangerous chemical materials, expertise, and technologies. Providing opportunities for collaboration with the international professional chemical community. The Department of State called on the National Academies to assist in the CSP's efforts to promote chemical safety and security in developing countries.
This totally revised second edition is a comprehensive volume presenting authoritative information on the management challenges facing today's clinical laboratories. Provides thorough coverage of management topics such as managerial leadership, personnel, business planning, information management, regulatory management, reimbursement, generation of revenue, and more. Includes valuable administrative resources, including checklists, worksheets, forms, and online resources. Serves as an essential resource for all clinical laboratories, from the physician's office to hospital clinical labs to the largest commercial reference laboratories, providing practical information in the fields of medicine and healthcare, clinical pathology, and clinical laboratory management, for practitioners, managers, and individuals training to enter these fields.
Expert compliance and training advice to build your lab safety program Now includes fully-searchable electronic version! The third edition of this popular resource makes training and compliance easier by consolidating regulations from all relevant agencies (OSHA, Joint Commission, CAP, CLSI, DOT, state health department). Included with your hard-copy is a searchable, hyperlinked PDF to allow quick access to specific regulations. Operate your lab in an efficient and safe manner with customizable policies and procedures, practical case studies, and expert advice from lab safety authority Terry Jo Gile. The Complete Guide to Lab Safety, 3rd Edition will help you: - Save time finding all lab safety regulations using the book and the searchable PDF - Avoid costly OSHA fines by building and maintaining a culture of safety - Protect lab employees from infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, and hazardous chemicals, using effective training techniques - Develop an efficient compliance program with customizable policies, procedures and checklists What's new in the 3rd Edition: - Fully searchable PDF, enabling users to quickly find standards, key requirements, and important lab safety topics - Fresh case studies and tools to reflect the current trends and outline proven solutions in lab safety - Guidance on new waste management and chemical hygiene standards - Lab-specific guidance for dealing with pandemic influenza Take a look at the Table of Contents - Chapter 1: The Law of Science and Laboratory Safety - Chapter 2: Managing Laboratory Safety - Chapter 3: Safe Work Practices - Chapter 4: Personal Protective Equipment - Chapter 5: Safety in Laboratory Design - Chapter 6: Ergonomics - Chapter 7: Hazard Communication - Chapter 8: Chemical Hygiene - Chapter 9: Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Disease - Chapter 10: Radiation Safety - Chapter 11: Fire Safety - Chapter 12: Electrical Safety - Chapter 13: Safe Use of Compressed Gases - Chapter 14: Special Safety Requirements for Anatomic Pathology Laboratories - Chapter 15: Safe Transport of Specimens - Chapter 16: Training - Appendix 1: Model Laboratory Safety Manual - Appendix 2: Checklist for Annual Safety Audit - Appendix 3: Glossary
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Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
The U.S. Department of State charged the Academies with the task of producing a protocol for development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) that would serve as a complement to the Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security: A Guide to Prudent Chemical Management and be included with the other materials in the 2010 toolkit. To accomplish this task, a committee with experience and knowledge in good chemical safety and security practices in academic and industrial laboratories with awareness of international standards and regulations was formed. The hope is that this toolkit expansion product will enhance the use of the previous reference book and the accompanying toolkit, especially in developing countries where safety resources are scarce and experience of operators and end-users may be limited.
Make mandatory safety training fun and memorable--we'll show you how! Laboratory directors face increasing pressure from OSHA, the Joint Commission, COLA, and CAP to train frontline staff on safety compliance every year. Safety compliance training not only fulfills annual regulatory requirements, but also helps to maintain a safe work environment, protect your facility's bottom line, and avoid fines or fees from major regulators. But, on top of everything you already do on the job, we know there's little time left to design a training program that's both creative and educational.That's where the ""Safety Lady(TM)"" comes in! HCPro is proud to introduce" Lab Safety Training Made Simple"--a comprehensive training program delivered in an easy-to-use book and CD-ROM set. Written by" "The Safety Lady, (TM)"" Terry Jo Gile, this resource is just as the name implies--it will help you make obligatory safety training simple and easy to do, as well as fun and interesting, so your staff won't fall asleep! Packed with tips, tools, games, activities, and case studies, "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" features training methods culled from lab experts in the field. It provides guidance on how to design successful training for employees of various ages, learning styles, levels of education, and job experience.Five reasons you need "Lab Safety Training Made Simple"! Whether you're a lab manager or director; safety, training, or compliance officer; or even hospital safety director, "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" will help ensure that your employees stay engaged, while being educated on key safety procedures. 19 lab activities and games--Written specifically for laboratory employees, these activities are sure to keep things interesting for everyone! Expert "how to" advice--Terry Jo Gile draws on years of experience, and shares her expert advice on how to decide "which" method of training may work best for different topics or situations, and "when" to deliver training using internal staff or outside resources. A special section devoted to training new employees--Make sure newcomers learn their lab standard operating procedures right away, know where emergency equipment is located, and understand what to do if a spill or other accident occurs. Since safety must be a full-time concern, this section will also offer guidance on regular updates and refresher training for "all" staff. Tips, tools, and case studies--Each lab safety topic covered in the book includes at least one relevant case study, as well as several "Safety Savvy Tip" boxes that provide important points to emphasize during training. Plus, each topic comes with a competency assessment suggestion and an evaluation tool to gauge how well your staff is doing! Critical compliance information--All of the safety topics are directly correlated with the safety section of the CAP Laboratory General Checklist, and include additional references where appropriate. What's covered Lab Safety Training Made Simple? This user-friendly guide spells out ways to effectively and creatively train staff on "mandatory annual" training topics: January: Specimen Transport February: Hoods/Environmental March: Personal Protective Equipment April: Ergonomics May: Bloodborne Pathogens June: General Safety July: Compressed Gases August: Safe Work Practices September: Chemical Hygiene October: Fire Safety November: Electrical Safety December: Waste Management Every chapter of the book also features: Objectives Outlines Talking Points Activities plan Competency Assessment Evaluation form References If you already have a training program you're comfortable with, you don't have to change your presentation--just add one or two ideas from "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" to what you already do well. However, if safety training is just too overwhelming, follow the easy talking points and activities, use the case studies provided, or create your own, and soon you will be presenting with pizzazz! Whatever your lab safety training needs are, this book and CD-ROM are guaranteed to add some fun and creativity to the process. Order your copy of "Lab Safety Training Made Simple" today! Mrs. Gile is the author of many books and resources, including"Complete Guide to Laboratory Safety," and also contributes to HCPro's free weekly e-zine Lab Safety Advisor. She can be reached through her Web site, "www.safetylady.com."
Medical by American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Continuing its superiority in the health care risk management field, this sixth edition of The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations is written by the key practitioners and consultant in the field. It contains more practical chapters and health care examples and additional material on methods and techniques of risk reduction and management. It also revises the structure of the previous edition, and focuses on operational and organizational structure rather than risk areas and functions. The three volumes are written using a practical and user-friendly approach.
This thoroughly updated Second Edition of Clinical Laboratory Medicine provides the most complete, current, and clinically oriented information in the field. The text features over 70 chapters--seven new to this edition, including medical laboratory ethics, point-of-care testing, bone marrow transplantation, and specimen testing--providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary laboratory medicine. Sections on molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, and laboratory management plus the emphasis on interpretation and clinical significance of laboratory tests (why a test or series of tests is being done and what the results mean for the patient) make this a valuable resource for practicing pathologists, residents, fellows, and laboratorians. Includes over 800 illustrations, 353 in full color and 270 new to this edition. Includes a Self-Assessment and Review book.
Public concern over high-profile mistakes in IVF clinics and the concomitant increase in governmental regulation, have given rise to widespread recognition of the need for accreditation of IVF clinics. Modern accreditation schemes are largely based on the principles of ISO 9001 and related standards, at the heart of which lies the expectation of a formal quality management system. Risk analysis and risk minimization are also being demanded of IVF clinics, but many only have limited understanding of how to approach these essential management tasks. This book brings together the basics of quality management and risk management, focussing on 'prophylactic management' - prevention rather than cure. Each chapter in this new edition is fully updated and extended to include new material such as, quality and risk management in the ART clinic, and an illustrative example of a 'well-run' clinic. This is the essential guide for clinicians and IVF laboratory staff.
Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage ever published for any healthcare professional serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. No area of healthcare safety is ignored in this major work. Here is a single-volume reference that is convenient to use, written in an easy-to-read and understandable format. In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. It is a fact that there is a real need for professionals who understand and can assist in controlling the numerous and serious hazards found in healthcare facilities and resulting from activities within those facilities. Today's hospital and healthcare administrator is looking for the most capable individuals to fill positions that require skills in hazard control. The material in Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management provides this much-needed information and addresses the requirements of the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management. Important topics covered include: safety management, workers' compensation, risk control, quality improvement, and stress management. Strong emphasis is placed on accident investigation, hazard identification, and safety training. If you are looking for a single volume that covers the areas of life safety, fire prevention, emergency management, biohazards, waste management, healthcare ergonomics, maintenance and engineering hazards, security, radiation and lab safety issues, nursing services and patient care, pharmacy support, food services and sanitation, or environmental services...this book is for you!
An easily accessible guide to scientific information, Hazardous Chemicals: Safety Management and Global Regulations covers proper management, precautions, and related global regulations on the safety management of chemical substances. The book helps workers and safety personnel prevent and minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemical substances, which often result in toxic or explosive hazards. It also details safety measures for transportation of chemical substances by different routes, such as by road, rail, air, and sea. Discusses different aspects of potentially toxic and hazardous chemicals in simple and comprehensive language Provides toxicity and health effects of chemicals in simple, nontechnical language Covers scientific information on hazardous and potentially dangerous chemical substances at workplaces Offers fundamental knowledge about the biological and health effects of hazardous and potentially toxic chemicals in a comprehensive way Includes recent developments on safety management of hazardous and potentially toxic chemicals and related global regulations The author discusses the importance of knowledge in avoiding negligence during the use and handling of hazardous chemical substances. He stresses the importance of proper management and judicious application of each chemical substance irrespective of the workplace and eventually shows how safety and protection of the user, workplace, and the living environment can be achieved.
Lees' Process Safety Essentials is a single-volume digest presenting the critical, practical content from Lees' Loss Prevention for day-to-day use and reference. It is portable, authoritative, affordable, and accessible — ideal for those on the move, students, and individuals without access to the full three volumes of Lees'. This book provides a convenient summary of the main content of Lees', primarily drawn from the hazard identification, assessment, and control content of volumes one and two. Users can access Essentials for day-to-day reference on topics including plant location and layout; human factors and human error; fire, explosion and toxic release; engineering for sustainable development; and much more. This handy volume is a valuable reference, both for students or early-career professionals who may not need the full scope of Lees', and for more experienced professionals needing quick, convenient access to information. Boils down the essence of Lees'—the process safety encyclopedia trusted worldwide for over 30 years Provides safety professionals with the core information they need to understand the most common safety and loss prevention challenges Covers the latest standards and presents information, including recent incidents such as Texas City and Buncefield
Publisher: American Society of Clinical Pathologists Press
If you purchase one guide to laboratory safety procedures and compliance, make it Laboratory Safety by Dr. Diane Davis. An educator and hands-on practitioner with decades of experience, she knows what you need to know when you're ready to institute new safety protocols or a new safety training program - or just need a comprehensive reference resource. Get insight and advice on everything from the most routine safety procedures to handling biohazards and radioactive materials. Laboratory Safety makes it easy to choose the areas in which you want to ramp up your knowledge. It takes the user, step by step, through critical principles and practical tips, with a uniquely informed perspective on what practicing laboratory technologists need to know to be proficient and compliant in today's laboratory environment. Organized by topic and comprehensive in scope, Laboratory Safety provides engaging and informative overviews of fire and chemical safety, biological hazards, compressed gases, radioactive materials, waste and waste management, identifying hazards, safety equipment and safe work practices, locating safety equipment and documents, accidents and accident prevention, and accident situations. Individual users benefit from the self-study exercises in Laboratory Safety by using Pre- and Post-Tests to assess their knowledge. An abundance of charts, diagrams, and photographs enhance the information. The Appendix offers a wealth of resources and opportunities to learn more.
This is a revised and updated edition of a handbook of safety practices and measures for laboratories handling dangerous chemicals. It covers recent changes in legislation, precautionary safety methods, new regulations and toxicity assessments.
Every clinical laboratory devotes considerable resources to Quality Control. Recently, the advent of concepts such as Analytical Goals, Biological Variation, Six Sigma and Risk Management has generated a renewed interest in the way to perform QC. However, laboratory QC practices remain highly non-standardized and a lot of QC questions are left unanswered. The objective of this book is to propose a roadmap for the application of an integrated QC protocol that ensures the safety of patient results in the everyday lab routine.
Technology & Engineering by CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
This book helps advance process safety in a key area of interest. Currently, no literature exists which is solely dedicated to process safety for the bioprocessing industry. There are texts, guidelines, and standards on biosafety at the laboratory level and for industrial hygiene, but no guidelines for large-scale production facilities. In fact, biosafety is largely defined as a field that promotes safe laboratory practices, procedures and use of containment equipment and facilities. Additionally, biomedical engineers, biologists, or other professionals without chemical engineering training or knowledge of inherently safe design are designing many of these facilities.
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.
Recognized as the definitive book in laboratory medicine since 1908, Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, edited by Richard A. McPherson, MD and Matthew R. Pincus, MD, PhD, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary pathology reference that gives you state-of-the-art guidance on lab test selection and interpretation of results. Revisions throughout keep you current on the latest topics in the field, such as biochemical markers of bone metabolism, clinical enzymology, pharmacogenomics, and more! A user-friendly full-color layout puts all the latest, most essential knowledge at your fingertips. Update your understanding of the scientific foundation and clinical application of today's complete range of laboratory tests. Get optimal test results with guidance on error detection, correction, and prevention as well as cost-effective test selection. Reference the information you need quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout, many new color illustrations and visual aids, and an organization by organ system. Master all the latest approaches in clinical laboratory medicine with new and updated coverage of: the chemical basis for analyte assays and common interferences; lipids and dyslipoproteinemia; markers in the blood for cardiac injury evaluation and related stroke disorders; coagulation testing for antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin and clopidogrel; biochemical markers of bone metabolism; clinical enzymology; hematology and transfusion medicine; medical microbiology; body fluid analysis; and many other rapidly evolving frontiers in the field. Effectively monitor the pace of drug clearing in patients undergoing pharmacogenomic treatments with a new chapter on this groundbreaking new area. Apply the latest best practices in clinical laboratory management with special chapters on organization, work flow, quality control, interpretation of results, informatics, financial management, and establishing a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Confidently prepare for the upcoming recertification exams for clinical pathologists set to begin in 2016.
Laboratories by Management Workshop on Laboratory Safety